A New Machine
|"A New Machine"|
|Song by Pink Floyd from the album A Momentary Lapse of Reason|
|Published||Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd|
|Released||7 September 1987 (UK)
8 September 1987 (US)
|Recorded||November 1986 – August 1987|
1:46 Part 1
0:38 Part 2
Lyrics and music
They serve as bookends to the instrumental track "Terminal Frost", and feature David Gilmour's voice, electrically distorted, through a vocoder and a rising synth note. The narrator seems to express weariness with a lifetime spent in the one body, waiting for the moment of death, but seeks consolation in the fact that this "waiting" will eventually end.
"A New Machine has a sound I've never heard anyone do. The noise gates, the Vocoders, opened up something new which to me seemed like a wonderful sound effect that no one had done before; it's innovation of a sort."
- Strong, Martin C. (2004). The Great Rock Discography (7th ed.). Edinburgh: Canongate Books. p. 1177. ISBN 1-84195-551-5.
- Mabbett, Andy (1995). The Complete Guide to the Music of Pink Floyd. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-4301-X.
- Matt Resnicoff (August 1992). "Careful With That Axe David Gilmour Interview". Musician. Retrieved 2010-08-16.
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